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>> this is the third and the first under kim jong-un. chris dorner wanted in the deadly rampage. is there a chance he's fled to mexico. we're live at lapd headquarters. you've heard of snap chat. it lets you send a picture and control how long people view it. some parents are raising concerns about its safety. coming up, what its young founder has to say about that. and "sports illustrated" is out with its swimsuit issue today. the woman on the cover was also on the cover last year. kate upton is here live and she'll be talking about her experience shooting the pictures for that magazine. also ahead, why is al weathering the elements in his brand-new psa? we'll explain that. we're going to start with the breaking news. new nuclear test overnight from a defiant north korea.
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nbc is live at the pentagon. mick, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we've been here before. this one has set off some serious alarm bells. first of all, early readings indicate that this nuclear device exploded by the north koreans may have been anywhere from three to six times more power than than previous tests. at the same time the north koreans claim they were able to achieve that with a much smaller device. that would indicate that they could be making progress in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon and it could be put on a missile and theoretically launched at the you states. no one is confirming that, but it got everyone's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security.
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he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north
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korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. savannah, thank you. we're learning more about thorng about the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of pope benedict's surprise decision to retire at the end of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared.
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>> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances was more than 700 years ago, sell less stein v. they don't send messages or contradict the new pope. there's no role for an ex-pope. in the last few hours the pope's brother spoke. >> translator: it's possible the new pope will ask for his device. you notice the aging process impacts body and soul and he thinks a younger person is
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needed to deal with today's problems. >> reporter: although there's no evidence to suggest a motive other than old age, the pope's unusual departure has left some wondering. >> other than what we've been told at the moment. >> reporter: pope benedict will be moved to a monastery in the vatican, praying and reflecting, very low profile. italians say his age and the weight of scandals, especially revelations of sexual abuse, may have gotten to the scholarly pontiff. bets are already being placed on who will lead the more than 1 billion roman catholics when the pope steps down at the end of the month. the pope will not take place in the conclave to choose his successor. vatican officials hope a new pope will be in place by easter mass. >> richard engel, thank you very much.
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father robert baron is the rector and an nbc analyst. nice to see you. >> thank you, matt. good to be with you. >> before we talk about some possible candidates, let's talk about the criteria. what are the cardinals going to be looking for in a candidate when they head into the conclave? especially now they're looking for an evangist. the primary job is to announce that jesus has risen from the dead. under that rubric you look at theological at that cumen, cumulatikmu cumulative -- acumen. after john paul ii it's taken for granted the pope should be a master of many languages. you look at skill and organization. the pope manages a large bureaucracy. there's a great need for the reform of the curia. someone who is an effective evangelizer. >> first off there's cardinal francis arinze from nigeria.
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>> he's fascinating. i would frankly be surprised if he's elected pope given his age. pope benedict was 78. cardinal arinze is already 80. having said that, he's a very prominent important figure. he's a bit of a television personality, especially in the english speaking world he's become very well known. very articulate. charming, funny man. also involved in the interreligious dialogue for many years which would make him attractive. >> let's stay in save africa. cardinal peter turkson, he's 64. age not an issue there. what do you think his chances are? >> i'd say they're fairly good. fairly impressive figure. educated a bit in this country. speaks perfect english. has a sense of the international church. he's also the head of the council for peace and justice. very involved in economic and political issues. would lean a bit left in terms of the mainstream view of economics and politics.
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but an attractive figure. many are saying why not a pope from the third world? and he'd be a very strong contender if that's a focus. >> one name i'm hearing a lot over the last 24 hours is marc ouellet. he's from canada. he leads the congregation of bishops which is a powerful position. does that put him in any kind of position of advantage? >> well, he's a very impressive figure. i happened to be with him five weeks ago. there was a conference of rome. he chaired it. i watched him go effortlessly from french, italian, portuguese to german. he has an extraordinary command of language. as head of the congregation of pitch shops, he would have a sense of the international church. he was a seminary rector in colombia. he has a sense of the latin american figure. >> a lot of americans are thinking about one of our own, what about cardinal timothy dolan from here in new york who joined us on the set yesterday
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morning. what are the chances an american could be named pope? >> i'd say they're slim. i'm a huge fan of cardinal dolan. talk about someone who leads with a joyful announcement of the gospel. he's also president of the united states congress of catholic pitch shocat catholic bishops. it's a slim possibility an american would be elected because we're the lone superpower of the world. having said that, he's a massively impressive figure. my first criterion is right, evangelization, he's the man. >> a lot to think about in the coming weeks. father baron, always nice to see you. thanks very much. >> thank you. president obama is putting the finishing touches on his state of the union address as he prepares to lay out the agenda for his address tonight. chuck todd, nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director is live at the white house.
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chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. history says second terms have a shelf lifelong ger than four years. this may be his last best chance to motivate congress to do big things. since president obama's second term began he has spent much of his time in public simply selling his immigration plan and push for new gun control laws leaving the issue that's dogged him for five years, jump starting the nation's economy, on the sideline. white house aids say that will change with tonight's speech. >> you will hear in the president's state of the union an outline from him for his plan to create jobs and grow the middle class. >> reporter: his speech will echo last year. energy, education, national security and the deficit, real achievable plans that will lead to new jobs. >> reporter: tonight's new state of the union come just two weeks before budget showdowns.
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on march 1st, a series of draconian spending cuts both sides want to avoid but will kick in if nothing is done. then on march 30th the government completely runs out of funding. the arguments from both sides remain largely the same from previous budget impasses, the president pushing for tax hikes on the wealthy. republicans insisting on major spending cuts. >> the president will actually have to move beyond the gimmicks and the taxes and propose real spending reductions. >> reporter: despite the economic focus, the issue of guns, especially the memory of newtown, will loom over the house chamber. with lawmakers inviting guests from both sides of the gun debate, from former rock star ted nugent on one side including former congresswoman gabby giffords who also stars in this ad. >> take it from me, congress must act. let's get this done. >> reporter: tonight there will be a lot of acting cabinet secretaries in attendance, savannah.
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part of that reason is there are a number of cabinet nominees that haven't gotten confirmed yet. one of those could take a large step towards confirmation. chuck hagel should get committee approval later today, meaning he could get confirmed by thursday. >> chuck todd at the white house. thank you. valerie jarrett is senior advisor to president obama. ms. jarrett, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. how are you? >> very well, thank you. i do want to talk about the state of the union. let's start with north korea. the u.n. is convening an emergency meeting at the security council. the basic question is what options are left against a country that may be among the most sanctioned condition tris in the world and yet continues to defy? >> well, as we said earlier, it was a highly provocative act. it violates numerous u.n. security council resolutions. it is a threat to the region. it is a threat to the united states. it is destabilizing and it's not actually in the best interests of north korea. it doesn't strengthen north korea, it actually makes it more vulnerable.
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it isolates it and it increases the impoverishment of the country. we expect the international community will have a very firm response. let's not get ahead of that meeting. let's see what happens. >> let's turn to domestic politics, the president addressing the nation. quote from the president, quote, now is the time to jump start job creation, restart lending and invest in areas like energy, health care and education that will grow our economy even as we make hard choices to bring our deficit down. that is from the president's very first oo dress to congress in 2009. americans have heard these refrains over and over again. what can you guarantee to the american people that will turn these words into actual action? >> well, savannah, those words have already turned into actions. over the last three years we've created over 6 million jobs in our country. in the last 35 months alone. we've made a great deal of progress and that will be a central theme of tonight's remarks. the president has always
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believed that our country is strongest when we build from the middle class out, not from the top down. that was the theme of the 2008 election and certainly this last election and those words have already turned into action and he will continue that. he will demonstrate concretely how we have to invest in manufacturing making united states a magnet for job growth, preparing our work force, making sure that if you work hard you can earn a good living. he will lay out very specifically how we want to accomplish that. >> let me turn to a more immediate crisis. in a few weeks these automatic spending cuts known as the sequester will go into effect. both sides have said they will be massively destructive to our economy. when is the last time the president sat down with congressional leaders to work out a compromise to avoid this? >> as you saw at the end of the last year, we made a great deal of progress. we were so close to them. the president and speaker boehner were moments apart in reaching a deal and unfortunately the republicans
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were unwilling to do the deal we proposed. the president proposed a balanced approach, one that includes both spending cuts as well as rate increases and that's the way that we have to get ourselves to a healthy budget. >> have there been any recent meetings along those lines? >> well, there haven't. we had the issue of the end of the last year and over the last two weeks we've been preparing and gearing up. the president has made it clear numerous times that he welcomes the opportunity to sit down with the republicans in congress and work out a deal. he has presented a range of options for how we could get our fiscal house in order. he's looking for a big deal but if we can't get a big deal, let's at least try to come to terms on a smaller deal that avoids the sequestration from kicking in. >> thank you for your time. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. a reminder. i'll be joining brian williams and nbc's political team tonight in washington. it starts at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific time. >> i apologize.
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then tomorrow on "today" house speaker john boehner joins us exclusively. it will be interesting to see what he has to say about the issues that the president will be speaking about tonight. natalie moralis is here with a look at all the headlines. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt and savannah. we begin in los angeles where an urgent man hunt for a suspected cop killer is still coming up empty. nbc's miguel almaguer is at police headquarters. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. hundreds of investigators are working this full time. even though there is no sign of the suspect, police are pushing forward. with tactical officers deployed across southern california, overnight new billboards went up as detectives investigate 700 leads. christopher dorner accused of killing three is now officially charged with murder. >> this individual, by both his words and conduct, has made it very clear to all of us, that
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every law enforcement officer in southern california is in danger of being shot or killed. >> reporter: with an army of officers responding to false sightings of dorner every day, the search today for the fugitive pushes on in big bear. three hours outside of la teams will scour the forest for a sixth day. >> well, we'll continue to go until we have mr. dorner in custody and the threat has ceas ceased. we have a lot of people, including 50 families, who are under direct threat by this individual. >> reporter: this morning those 50 families are being protected around the clock in neighborhoods across la heavily armed officers are on rooftops and front porches ready for a killer. >> it's disconcerting having armed men on your porch 24 hours a day. >> reporter: last seen thursday, police are worried he'll strike again. >> thank you. chicago police have arrested
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two men in connection with the murder of teen hadiya pendleton just days after michelle obama attended her funeral. a new government study finds that 25% of consumers have an error in their credit report. the federal trade commission found that these errors could lead to people paying more for mortgages, car loans, and other financial services. a soldier who repeatedly plunged back into the worst battles in the war in afghanistan received the medal of honor from president obama. while clinton romeshea choked back tears, his 2-year-old son romped around the white house. res dments montana were treated to a terrifying prank on monday when hackers broke into the emergency alert stem and this is what unsuspecting viewers heard. >> civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living. follow the messages on screen that will be updated as
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information becomes available. do not attempt to approach or apprehend these bodies as they are considered extremely dangerous. >> well, the network is investigating the hack and denies that there is any emergency or zombie apocalypse in case you had any doubt. >> terrifying. >> not funny. >> unbelievable. >> especially if you're a wear wolf or a vampire. can't be good. >> mr. roker is here now with a check of the weather. al? >> good morning, everybody. we've got a couple of different sights of a storm. new orleans from tallahassee. already on the radar you can see we have the risk of flash flooding and a lot of wet weather. back behind the system we have 2 to 4 inches of rain and then we've got snow. we've got winter weather advisories, winter storm watches. we're expecting between elk city, amarillo and oklahoma city, about 6 to 9 inches of snow. we're going to hit your latest forecast, but first this message.
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with mid 60s. your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, what are conditions like this morning on that stricken cruise ship in the gulf of mexico? we'll hear from passengers for the first time. and kate upton on the cover of sports illustrated swimsuit issue for the second year in a row. she's here in our studio. we'll chat with her. first this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up, why al's psa will blow you away. >> because it's windy. after your local news and weather.
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good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. a pennsylvania coroner trying to figure out what caused a young student from oakland to collapse in his dorm room. eric phillips was hanging out with his friends in a common area of the dorm when he collapsed. emergency responders arrived and
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were unable to revive him and he sadly died later at the hospital. phillips was attending a small liberal arts college in lancaster. the coroner says more tests are needed to determine why phillips ended up dying. very sad story there. on a much brighter note, let's check your tuesday forecast. christina loren says beautiful like the shot behind her. >> beautiful. once we get rid of this. good morning to you. this is the sky that we're all going to enjoy later today. we do have low clouds hugging the coastline this morning. mostly clear conditions already out there. that's why it's so cold. 35 degrees in livermore. 38 degrees in san jose. and even cooler than freezing in gilroy this morning at 30 degrees. as we head throughout the afternoon, a beautiful rebound. at noon as you break for lunch, close to 60 degrees just about everywhere. we round out the day in the mid 60s. 65 degrees on the way for livermore. 64 in gilroy. 62 in redwood city. we keep on warming you up all of the way through valentine's day and in fact we'll peak on friday
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at 70 degrees inland. great conditions for the beach. let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. we're looking here into the sun. sorry about that. north 280 toward us jamming up. it doesn't look a lot different than typical day but we have metering lights on and we'll look at the map north 280 from 680 to that scene and we have pretty much onramps with metering lights and you see a break in traffic. that may be playing out for the south bay but still slow north 87. north 101 heading in toward that area and actually north 101 and 85 both slow all around through the south bay and south 880 bogging down through fremont into milpitas. unusually slow. back to you. >> we'll have another local news update for you in one half hour from right now. tune into nbc bay area at 6:00 for the state of the union address. tune in at 5:00 for local news and more analysis at 11:00. check us out tomorrow at 4:30.
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we're back now at 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 12th of february, 2013, with the first ever fashion shoot in antarctica. that is kate upton doing the modelling. that could not have been easy. the results land her on the cover of the coveted "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue, this now for a second year in a
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row. we'll talk to kate now about that honor. she's live in our studio. >> we'll talk about the historical significance, what's drawn us to it. >> we've been looking at the issue. >> all about history. >> i was just reading the article. >> we'll have the story behind the sudden success of snap chat, the app that lets you send pictures and decide how long people can view them and we'll meet its young founders. and a closer look at an tom brokaw will talk about a/that we'll hear a lot about during the state of the union, gun violence in america. more on the carnival cruiseliner stranded in the gulf of mexico after an engine fire. the decision was made to tow the ship back to the u.s. as frustration mounts for thousands of passengers. janet shamlian is in galveston, texas, where the cruise originated. >> that ship was supposed to arrive back here at the port of galveston yesterday.
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instead it remains stuck at sea with conditions said to be worsening by the hour. now there's more bad news for the thousands of passengers on board. carnival cruise line saying late last night that they'll spend another 24 hours at sea. the ship won't arrive wednesday as they previously said, but will make land now on thursday. we're getting that news as we're hearing about passengers from the conditions on board for the very first time. more than 4200 passengers and crew on the carnival cruise ship "triumph" are spending their third day on the hobbled vessel. the plan was to tow the ship to the port of progreso. but carnival says strong currents pulled that ship 90 miles north as close to mobile as to progresso. they'll be towed to mobile, expected to arrive some time on thursday. but that's not going to relieve conditions on board described as
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deteriorating fast. 90-degree heat, no air conditioning and few working toilets. >> they've done everything that they can to keep the situation down and make everyone happy. >> donna gutzman is on a girlfriends cruise with about 200 women. she was able to call her affiliate and describe what it's like. >> the rooms are very hot unless you have a balcony room, then you can kind of get air and light. but if you have an interior room like mine, it's pretty dark in there and stuffy, especially if someone used your bathroom because you can't flush it. >> doon na says the ship has been listing. >> we were at a pretty good tilt. to walk, you literally walked sideways. >> willy miller's wife and three children are among the passengers. >> they staked out some deck chairs and had built like a makeshift tent over it and we're going to sleep on that during the night. >> his wife is on the crippled ship. >> carnival is the fun line.
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which i don't know if it is now. >> carnival says we're terribly sorry for the inconvenience, discomfort and frustration our guests are feeling. we know they expected a fantastic vacation and that's not what they received. some are trying to keep a sense of humor. one tweeting, bucket list item accomplished. marooned at sea. i wouldn't recommend it. karnival says docking the ship back in the united states will make it easier re-entry for those traveling without passports, but the fact remains the same, it puts those folks on the stranded ship around 24 hours with what's been described as two and three-hour waits for limited amounts of hot and cold food. and in terms of toilet facilities what's being described as very unsanitary conditions. >> janet shamlian. what a miserable time for those passengers. thanks for the story. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> today's weather is brought to you by sargento. taste the difference.
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>> got a lot of friends here celebrating fat tuesday. you bought the king cake. found the baby jesus in there. thank you very much. unfortunately, it will be raining on our friends down in new orleans for mardi gras. let's show you what else is going on for today. snow, how about that snow surplus? not enough snow in boston, now they're eight inches above where they should be this year. new york city three inches above normal. but you head out west, buffalo still 23 inches below where they should be. less than a foot of what they should have in cleveland. and chicago is more than 13 inches below normal. as we head, heavy rain, showers, thunderstorms down through the gulf. problems down in new orleans. wet weather in the pacific northwest. air stagnation alerts there. 67 and sunshine in l.a. beautiful day in chicago. plenty of sunny skies and a high of 34 degrees. 7:35 on a tuesday morning. a live look at a clearing sky
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over san francisco. low clouds lingering but burning off quickly. by mid morning mostly sunny conditions across the greater bay area. highs will be comfortable. 63 on the way for san jose. 65 in santa rosa. 61 degrees in san francisco. getting into wednesday, temperatures climb even more so. then as we kick off valentine's day temperatures approaching 70-degree mark. ends here in the leukemia, lymphoma society. they've got a big gala. go to their website and check it out. back inside to matt. >> taking a look at the issue of gun violence in america. something we expect to hear a lot about during tonight's state of the union address. tom brokaw's in los angeles with more on this. >> good morning, matt. in tone and in content this gun control debate is hardly uniform across the country. here in the american west, gly m across the country. here in the american west, gun owners are organized and they're really speaking out, matt.
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gun control is a particularly tough issue for democratic senators in western states. however much they may want to vote for new restrictions, the gun owners back home, who have passed down guns generation to generation and for whom hunting is a way of life, they're pushing back, hard. >> senator michael bennett's office. i'll be sure to let the senator know. >> i can definitely let the senator know your comments about this. >> reporter: take a look at this map. each of these states has one or more democratic senators, lots of guns and lots of fear that any controls will lead to a government con physicfconfiscat private firearms. senator john tester.
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>> it's part of growing up, it's part of our culture. >> reporter: he says it's issue one for his constituents. they worry more about big government than too many guns. they just don't trust the government? >> i think there's a fair number like that. i don't think all by any stretch of the imagination, but there's a fair number of folks out there, when it comes to guns, that are concerned that any sort of ban is the first step to a bigger ban. >> reporter: in montana, five local sheriffs say they will not enforce a ban on assault weapons if passed by the federal government. in new mexico, there's a heated debate in the state legislature about whether there should be background checks for private gun sales and in south dakota, democratic senator tim johnson says the state should have their own local gun control laws. one size, he says, does not fit all. >> how may i help you?
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i definitely will see if i can get a response. >> i will share that with senator bennett. >> reporter: in michael benne bennett's office, the phone rings nonstop. some of the most dramatic changes in gun laws are being proposed in bennett's state of colorado, where two of the worst mass shootings took place, columbine and aurora. colorado democratic lawmakers want to hold manufacturers of assault weapons liable for deaths or injuries caused by those kinds of guns. matt, almost everyone has something to say about guns, obviously, in this country. in the gun-bearing states it does seem, at the moment at least, that those who own guns are the best organized and they have the most to say at the moment. and they're putting a lot of political pressure, especially on their democratic representatives, matt. >> tom, i want to remind people, they can see more of our network wide coverage "flash point: guns in america" all this week. congratulations, grandpa. sarah had a little boy
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we're back at 7:43 with the young creators of the photo-sharing app snap chat. embarrassing shots don't have to go on your permanent record. diana alvear is at snap chat's headquarters in venice, california. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. how many of us have had a photo end up on facebook, instagram or any other social media site and we weren't thrilled with it? what if i told you that it could just disappear? that is the concept behind snap chat. it's a hot new ap we'll show you how it works but first how it all got started. >> no, no, delete! >> if you want to know why snap chat is so hot -- >> i love that you don't have to care that much about what you're sending. >> reporter: what they love even
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more -- >> and it's gone. >> reporter: that it disappeas s after a few seconds. >> it's much better than facebook. once you put it on facebook, everyone sees it. i'll take a picture and a few weeks later i'll be like why did i post it. >> reporter: that drove evan siegel and his best friend to decr create snap chat. >> we really built the product for sboursz our friends and we kept hearing i have these awkward photos posted that i wish would disappear and we thought wow, i think we can build something that does that. from december 2011 to like 30,000 in january 2012. >> reporter: that success propelled spiegle and company out of his father's dining room. now 16 million photos are exchanged on snap chat every
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day, enough to have facebook create poke. isn't that a form of flattery? >> i think so. >> snap chat is perfect for sexting. it's easier to sext with it and it's more in real time and it has that illusion of safety. >> on snap chat any image that you send can be saved forever whether by someone taking a photo with another camera or by taking a screen shot. it's not a great place to send photos you want to be secure. >> reporter: made believers out of several long-term investors. >> to change the way people communicate for the better. >> reporter: to live in the moment. >> that is a goofy picture. >> reporter: the way we used to. now he has it? >> for nine seconds. >> that is a crazy picture. >> reporter: all right. so i let you know that we were going to tell you how it works. i sent you a little surprise, savannah. i would like you to open it up live on air. >> okay.
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that's not terrifying. here i am. oh, that's cute. it says good morning, sav annah >> take care of that little picture for just a little longer, because it's not going to last. >> it just disappeared. i'm sorry to see that one go. i'm glad it wasn't a more horrifying picture. diana, thank you. >> we have the memories. >> exactly. we'll always have the snap chat. thanks, diana. al's wet and wild psa. but up next, two in a row for kate upton. we'll catch up with the super model's latest swimsuit issue after this. ♪ ♪ ♪
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sports illustrated swimsuit issue is always one of the year's most anticipated magazines. it hits the newsstands today. for the second year in a row, kate upton is featured on the cover. kate joins us live in the studio. kate, good morning. how are you? >> great. >> you shot this in apart arctica? >> yes. i was very surprised by the news that that was where my shoot was going to be located. >> they were good enough to give you a parka to wear, and nothing else. >> there's a reason they don't shoot men's swimsuit issues in the antarctica. >> oh, for crying out loud! >> really? >> give you a lot of credit for doing that. >> geez. >> only because you guys couldn't handle it. >> what was it like? >> it was freeze iing. i'm from florida. so, it wasn't great for me. obviously, the pictures now, it's incredible. i can't believe we were all able to accomplish that. >> here you are, back to back,
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covered, joining company like tyra banks, elle mcpherson, who also had more than one cover. does that mean a lot to you? >> it does, especially with "sports illustrated." they're able to bring girls to all seven continents. >> did they have to air brush out the goosebumps? >> i was thinking warm thoughts. >> you tweeted you had frostbite for months after, right? >> it was quite the -- when i came back, i was like losing hearing and eyesight because my body was shutting down, it was working so hard to keep me warm. >> when that's happening, do you think maybe this wasn't such a great idea? >> especially when my mom's in my ear saying, i told you not to go there. it's a bad idea. >> after you were on the cover last year, did you notice a major difference in the kind of attention you were getting, the kind of jobs you were being offered? >> "sports illustrated" really
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launched my career and i have a lot to thank them for. >> super bowl ad for mercedes most recently. what's next for you? >> well, i mean, i feel like i'm on the top right now. i'm really excited. just want to enjoy this moment. >> what are the penguins like? >> they kept me going. they're adorable. any time i was like, i can't do it anymore, i can't. i would look at them and be like, okay, for them. >> do it for the penguins. >> i'm doing it for the penguins. >> with back-to-back covers maybe now you have the clout to have a shoot somewhere other than antarctica for next year. >> they promised somewhere warm. >> hold them to it, kate. >> 62 million people will read this issue. >> sure. >> of "sports illustrated." congratulations again. >> thank you so much. >> she'll stick around. we're back after your local news. see life in the best light. outdoors, or in. transitions® lenses automatically filter
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good morning to you at home. temperatures are cold to start and it's going to be cool until noon. temperatures right now at 39 degrees in san jose. you're at 32 in gilroy. and 37 degrees in sunnyvale. headed toward a really nice, comfortable afternoon and temperatures today in the 60s. get ready for a little bit of a warmup. 7:56. let's check your drive. good morning, mike. >> good morning. very slow out there. parts of fremont 880 slow through this stretch. we have the slow southbound approach live look shows you that. we also see it on the maps as well. this is south heading toward mission boulevard. also starting way back over at san leandro off 238 very slow out of castro valley. it's been a typical build but just continue to build over the course of the morning. northbound routes bogged down through the south bay. 101 from capital up toward mountain view and so 85 and 87 coming off their split. look at this. north 280 slams around in 880 interchange but the stretch from 680 is lighter due to new
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metering lights on holding friends up off of the freeway and on city streets. >> busy one out there. another local news update in of a hahn houlf hour. reminder to tune in at 6:00 for the president's state of the union address. we will have analysis at 11:00 and also tomorrow starting at 4:30. we hope to see you then. in the meantime, hope you get a chance to enjoy your tuesday morning.
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morning. it is the 12th of february, 2013. we've got a sunny, pretty morning here on rockefeller plaza. we say hello to the nice folks who decided to stop by and say hello to us. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside matt lauer and al roker.
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kate upton, fellow model from the s.i. swimsuit issue will be here. they're having a good time in our green room, apparently. and they're going to model some swimwear coming up, get you in the mood for spring or whatever. >> you guys are like -- >> all i heard was good morning. >> blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. >> the mouth that was the talk of the grammy awards. faith hill showed up sporting braces. a lot of people thought that was very, very cool. we should say it's not the only option for adults looking to straighten their teeth. we'll have more of that as well. more of our special series "today" takes action. matt debuted his ad council announcement on fatherhood involvement. this morning our psa aims to blow you away. >> very timely psa, by the way. >> it is. let's go in now to natalie morales with a look at the day's
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top headlines. u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting today to deal with north korea's bold and defiant act. it confirms it conducted a third nuclear test today. president obama called it a threat to u.s. security and international peace. nato said the test, along with a december missile launch, is a flagrant violation of u.n. security sanctions. pope benedict xvi will not intervene in any way in the choice of his successor. his brother says he plans to keep a low profile after he steps down later this month. the vatican had a pacemaker installed before he became pope in 2005. in a surprise move, leaders of the international olympic community have decided to drop wrestling for the 2020 olympics. the move includes both freestyle and greccan roman events.
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wrestling will now join seven other sports, including softball and squash to apply for a single opening in 2020. any excuse to show that video, i guess. now for a look at what is trending today. quick roundup of what has you talking online. westminster kennel club dog show was the number two google search overnight. best in show will be chosen this evening. performance-enhanced dogs with features like tattooed noses to make them darker, braces for straightening their teeth and canine cosmetic surgery will not be tolerated. we'll have our all-natural winner live in our studio tomorrow. drinkers of maker's mark will be getting bourbon and water even if they order their drink neat. they'll be diluting it to meet a surge in demand, which also lowers the alcohol content by
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3%. player lockout couldn't have come too soon for dave, the cat. >> hey, dave, do you like the ducks? >> of course, the cat would be a fan of the anaheim ducks. it doesn't look like dave is really up to chasing any. it is now 8:04. you're up-to-date. let's go back outside to al with a check of your weather. hey, al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by ihop. everything you love about breakfast. >> let's check out our pick city of the day. it happens to be one of our fabulous nbc affiliates, wxia atlanta live. a lot of wet weather through the south, including new orleans where fat tuesday, a lot of folks are going to get rained on. lake-effect snow, western new york. look for snow, amarillo, texas. three to six inches of snow
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today. snow showers in the pacific northwest with rain along the coast. lake-effect snow 8:04 now on a tuesday morning. with we have some low clouds clearing quickly over the city by the bay, but mostly clear conditions over the greater bay area to start the day and it's cold as a result. you're at 32 in gilroy, 43 in oakland and 45 in san francisco. getting into this afternoon, temperatures close to 60 degrees by noon. we'll round out the day in the mid-60s. 65 in livermore. tomorrow, warmer and we'll peak on friday at 70. >> that's your latest weather. now back to mr. lauer. >> thank you, mr. roker. faith hill opens up about her braces. they were kind of the talk of the grammy awards. then al's ad council gets you ready for the next big storm. we'll talk about his psa. and then the hottest trends from "sports illustrated" swim
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buzz about a certain accessory worn at the grammys. faith hill is the talk of the grammys. not for her singing, her dress or her date, husband tim mcgraw, but for her braces. >> here are the nominees for song of the year. >> twitter lit up with support of her dental wear. one fan writing, if faith hill can rock braces at the grammys, so can i. in fact, the 45-year-old hill has had braces for several months, first showing them off at the country music awards in november. she explained why she's wearing braces as an adult to country station knix. >> how are you doing with braces? >> oh, well, i'm getting used to them. i just had to -- i didn't wear my retainer. kids, wear your retainer. i had braces when i was a kid. it's not too bad. >> if anybody can pull off braces and look good doing it, faith hill. >> which you do, by the way.
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>> oh, thank you. >> she looks great and is also inspiring to others who may be reluctant to take the plunge and get their teeth fixed. faith hill, international pop star whose image is based on her being beautiful and perfect is willing to do this, then the rest of us mere mortals can do it, too. >> dr. jennifer joblo, good morning. >> good morning. >> good news for you. >> she's a brave woman for doing that. >> is this something you see a lot where adults are having to go back and get braces again? >> yes. teeth shift because of our hormonal changes, architecture and even grinding at night, that can happen. when you don't wear your reta retainer as a kid, and a lot of adults. five to ten years an enormous shift to adult orthodoesn'tist. >> you can do the fixed braces which are more traditional, that's what faith hill has, or you can do invisalign, which are removable. >> it's clear. it's basically invisible.
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you can take it out when you're eating or drinking. food doesn't get caught in it. not everybody is a candidate for it. most adults, if they are candidates for invisalign, will move toward that. they stain, sometimes your breath can change and your speech can change as well. >> is one more expensive than the other? >> they kind of run about the same, to tell you the truth. most adults -- you didn't see braces about 20 years ago, because invisalign wasn't an option. faith hill is gorgeous and can get away with it. most of us probably aren't confident to wear fixed brackets. >> how do you know you're in a category when you need to think about braces as opposed to basic teeth shifting that can happen? >> basic teeth shifting, especially with women in their late 30s, 40s, 50s, it's usually on the lower teeth. they start to cross over. that's actually going to affect your health. because plaque and everything is going to get stuck in there. it's very hard to clean. so that can cause gum disease. it's very important to talk to
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your dentist about it. >> call the dentist. do they still hurt? >> no, they don't. >> really? >> you can take them in and out, go to a party, speech or anything. >> dr. jennifer jablow, thank you very much. up next, al goes all out for his psa after this. vious. it's more than being glamorous, or tall. it's not all about who sparkles the most. or who is the best dressed. what nature really cares about is what you have to offer. like the stevia plant. small and humble with a surprising secret to share... sweetness. truvia sweetener. zero-calorie sweetness, born from the stevia leaf. from nature, for sweetness. [ male announcer ] make your escape... twice as rewarding. earn double points or double miles on all your hotel stays through march thirty first.
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"today" takes action where each of us teamed up with the ad council to produce a public service announcement. >> remember smoky bear, crash test dummies. on monday matt debuted his psa for fatherhood involvement. today is for al. >> i spent a lot of my life reporting 0 some of the worst natural disasters in history. so i simply wanted to convince viewers to get themselves ready before the next storm hits. >> it is unbelievable. >> boom, there it is. fire is now starting to come on the of that. burning embers all the way up to here. >> we expect this to continue like this for at least another 8, 10 hours. >> as weather man, i'm the guy seen firsthand when mother nature twists our world upside-down. >> you can see how devastation
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like this can hurt on so many levels. >> the destruction, the waste, the lives lost torn apart. >> i've covered countless hurricanes, hurricanes, natural disasters. when you talk to the people who survive them, they're all amazing at the power of nature. they weren't expecting it to be that bad. because unless you've been through it, you have no idea what it's like. and by the time that happens it's too late. so we decided to produce a public service announcement to convince people to think ahead about those unthinkable events. >> a dangerous storm 440 miles south. >> and then it got personal. hurricane sandy, striking us here at home. though we had a few days to get ready, it wasn't enough. i met with paulette, fema director of community preparedness. >> as americans, how prepared are we for natural disasters? >> i hate to say it but the majority of americans have not
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taken enough steps to be prepared for a disaster. >> when you say taken enough steps, what do you mean? >> do you know what types of disasters are going to impact your own community? have you made a plan? any of those are steps towards being really prepared. she suggested a team up with a group of fema experts to see if the average american family would be ready for the next emergency. >> mr. rescue. >> wrap it around a couple times. >> it won't include a fresh coat of paint or new shag rug. but once we're done the house will be in better shape. who is my luck where friend? >> 500 million gallons of water flooded these streets. natalie reported on the very storm who ripped through her hoboken community. they only lost power for a week,
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though her family still has a lot more to learn about emergency preparedness. >> find me everything you need in the event of a storm. >> lesson one, make a kit. i don't know if that's what we need for the emergency but we're going to keep moving. >> we need sparklers. >> have a go-to bag with whatever you might need to survive for a week without power. >> water. you got water jugs. all right. chap stick. >> you don't want to go through an emergency with dry lips. >> if you're in a rush you may not make the best choices. how did they do? >> the power cord for the nintendo, if we don't have any power we can't use these. marshmallows? >> no. >> that's enough batteries to last a lifetime. >> lesson 2, check your alarms every six months.
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>> everybody get down low and practice how to respond if they do go on. >> lead the train. in a fire we lead the train. >> he we go. hands and knees. >> the train is in a fire? >> the last thing you want is an argument over toys in an emergency. >> do you feel the ground shake, where are you going to go? >> from flooding to earthquakes, know the disasters that might strike your area. >> this is called drop, cover, hold. >> at the end of the day, a good sturdy stable is your best defense. >> earthquake is over. >> with natalie and her family on their way, it's time to get the message out for the rest of america with my public service announcement. i meet with a different group of experts. hello. >> hi there. >> these executives from the advertising agency leo burnett have come up with a compelling
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way for people to protect themselves. >> i've never seen this. i've always heard about the advertising. this is the first time. >> so this is al roker with today's forecast. as you can see it does not get any better than this. >> the idea is simple. a beautiful day turns violent in seconds leaving no time to react. >> the weather is literally changing around you. >> authorities advise that you stay indoors. and then we do this. at the end we do this, jazz hands. to make the work, quite another. >> here we go. second team rehearsals. >> and three, two, one. >> beautiful day out here. >> a few weeks later i head to the studio to see if we can control the elements for at least an afternoon. where is my director? >> you start your walk forward. start to ramp up and ramp up. >> a little bit more rain, a little bit more wind. i wouldn't worry about it.
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>> this really smells like a setup. gee, here's the tipoff, there's a lot of plastic. >> so let's do one. >> i've been in blizzards, i've been in hurricanes. the only bad weather i haven't covered are locusts, like plagues. so i think i can ham it. >> i've done a lot of studying. i see what he's capable of. the center of gravity is good. he liens into the wind, which is great. i think he's going to do really we well. >> roll sound, please. >> the biggest challenge to make our storm look believable. in hollywood you have a huge special effects team. but for our psa, we're more low tech. stagehands bring on the sun. >> i have control of the rain thanks to my good buddy allen. in the roll of wind, the fan man joe.
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and of course no storm would be complete without debris. frazier. and then there's the matter of my location. to pull this off we're using the magic green screen. i can be anywhere i want. hurricane force winds. >> my work here is done. the rest is up to the editors and work their magic and as they say, fix it in post. >> ladies and gentlemen, let's thank mr. al roker for his services. >> thank you. thank you. you're all wizards. you're wizards. >> they really have worked some magic. i have not seen this yet. >> this is your first time. >> it is. we were able to pull it all together. did they get the storm of the century right? here's our psa. >> it's a beautiful day out here. sunny today with light breezes. giving way to clouds in the afternoon. we could see some light precipitation to moderate
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precipitation later on, followed by powerful storm-like conditions. 90-mile-per-hour winds. stay indoors. that's it. let's go. >> great job. >> that's fantastic. >> and we want to make sure that the most important thing, get an emergency kit and plan. if you want to find out really a list of items to get your emergency kit together go to >> and toy trains not on that list. >> my son said he wanted the chair to get to higher ground. >> it's a good thought. >> we didn't show. natalie's running magazine photo shoot. >> the cover? >> oh, good. >> the precious family artifacts. >> timely with all the storms we have seen. tomorrow on "today" we'll find
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out what natalie has planned for her psa. and we're back after the local news. good morning. it's 8:26. the los gatos town council is talking about taking action after hearing hours of debate over a new gun store. more security was brought in after one of the owners of the gun shop found a death threat at his home last week.
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robert chang sat in the audience next to his attorney, but did not say a word. the town council talked about passing a moratorium that would freeze any new gun stores from setting up shop until the council comes up with regulation. a vote is expected next month. time to check the morning commute with mike. >> we have a heavy flow of traffic. here's san mateo bridge. just started moving faster the last few minutes. took about a half an hour to clear. it's still slow across the city. western side of the peninsula where 101 slams down. get a little break there northbound side. a crash just around middlefield causing more slowing and then northbound throughout the area, 101 jammed up towards the airport. an earlier crash, it's just tough. back to you. >> hope you make it through it for your morning. i'll have another update in half
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an hour. see you then.
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8:30 now 8:30 now on a tuesday morning, the 12th day of february, 2013.
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after some days of weird weather, it's beautiful here in the northeast. we have moderate temperatures, bright blue skies and a great crowd on rockefeller plaza. we are happy to have them here. these people stick around for a little while. we'll get them ready for a beach season even though we're in the middle of winter. as some of the "sports illustrated" swimsuit models join us live in our studio to show off the great looks for the coming months. >> the latest in robe wear. josh is watching this. >> the best-selling author jackie collins is here. you know her as best-selling author of many books. and what inspires her each and every time. >> we covered that story yesterday about couples who get together and decide to co-parent a child even though they don't have a romantic relationship. results are in. 35% said it was a good idea.
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65% said no. >> does that surprise you at all? >> not particularly. i think a lot of people are traditionalists. >> that's right. >> and we all know about the blizzard from last week. unfortunately one of the smaller side effects of it we had to cancel our field trip, our friday field trip to chicago. but matt and savannah are going to be hitting the road this week for a fun adventure in another city that was affected. >> they tried to get dumped on three feet of snow. boston we're talking about with great cities in this country. we're going to be broadcasting live from boston friday morning right here on "today". we're looking forward to the trip up there. >> right now we will reschedule. >> absolutely. >> before we get to all that, let's bring in josh doumel from "safe haven." great to see you. this is the latest movie version of a nicholas sparks book.
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but it's not a chick flick, right? >> i don't know what that means. >> are you going to like it or is fergie going to like it 1234. >> i don't think we give guys enough credit. >> do you know who cried over "the notebook"? >> i did. >> sensitive soul. >> they is say you are a touchy-feely kind of guy. >> julianne huff was here yesterday. she said there were parts where you're crying, she's crying. >> sure. >> that is an emotional scene. a lot of it has to do with my raising two kids. we're dealing -- still dealing with the grief of losing my wife a couple years earlier. and julianne comes to town. a lot of this movie has to do with these kids and how my relationship with them is going until she comes. it's a beautiful movie shot in north carolina. and it's very much a thriller.
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>> you have a makeout scene. >> i do. you said to be comfortable you had a face to face witryan seacrest. >> yeah. i wish you wouldn't have brought that up. >> why? >> out of respect for him and his relationship with her mostly. because these movies are very intimate. and i just wanted to say, listen, you don't have to worry about anything. >> he was cool with that. >> ryan was more cool with it than i was. so, yeah, it was an awkward conversation. >> i created something any need to. >> the film opens on valentine's day. what are you going to be doing for valentine's day? >> i'm going to be dressing up as a cupid. i don't know. >> he said corny cupid. >> i thought you said cornucopia. >> thanks thanksgiving.
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>> sorry, wrong holiday. always good to have you here. and it's a chick flick/thriller. >> thriller. >> there you go. >> we have tears and making out. just something for everybody. >> throw in a car crash and it's perfect. >> mr. roker. >> let's see what we've got for your weather. that's your latest weather. now let's check in with big
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willie scott. >> if you like gorgeous sunshine, beautiful beaches, you've got to be with us here in florida. i feel sorry for people freezing to death. come see us if you can. happy birthday from smucker's. how sweet it is elvina knepper lives in milford indiana. she won every contest she's ever entered. and irving howell from flint, michigan. body by fisher. he loves to sing. what a voice. god bless him. take a look at inell reams from alton, in illinois. 100 years old. president of the church choir for so many years. a good singer on the show today. and adam weslowski from warwick, new york. 100 years old today. in 2008 he was the senior citizen of the year for orange county. how about that?
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loureather hill, forth worth, texas, 100 years old. loves to grow flowers and vegetables. jim brock of redding, california. 100 years old. world war ii. barbara mann, south florida. she has done so much. center of the performing arts. we salute you. now back to you. >> all right. willard, thank you very much. a sneak peek at some of the hottest he trends in beach wear courtesy of some "sports illustrated" swimsuit models. but first this is "today" on nbc. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling.
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did you know that more than 18 million readers of the sports illustrated swimsuit issue are women? with that in mind they put together a style guide with top trends you'll need to know once
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the weather heats up. swimsuit editor, brought along four of the models featured in this swimsuit issue. we had kate upton. now we have more swimsuit models. these are trends in swimsuits. any big themes this year? >> definitely lots of trends this year. we have them all in our magazine. >> let's start with what you're calling a serial asian. >> this is a nod to our location where we shot in china. wanted something special to represent it. it's a subtle and muted palate. a ruched top and shaped cup that enhances and gives you a little help. >> let me walk over and talk to jess. you are half chinese but had never been to china before. how was going there for the shoot? was it cool? >> it's incredible. my mom is from hong congress. i had been to shanghai before but to see the way the people
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live was amazing and to be able to climb toes incredible rice patti fields, insane. >> life -- opportunity of a lifetime. >> boho chic is one of the most wearable trends out there right now. it exudes a casual coolness. this is by american eagle that nina is wearing. it's a corseted bender top that gives more coverage on top than your standard two piece but also really enhances, shapes and lifts. >> i have to ask nina about her shoot. did i hear you had a little fall before the shoot? >> i had a small accident. it turned out to be a fupny story now but wasn't fun back then. >> you had a little gash in your chin? >> i have a scar somewhere. i had a tiny little fall in australia. >> you can't tell at all. the pictures look great. thank you for showing us this trend, miss nina. let's talk about jewel trends,
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which is our next trend. >> my goodness. jewel tones, beautiful, rich, luxurious color that is sophisticated but also very wearable trend. you can go for color. it can be very vibrant, but it also is -- it's a comfortable thing. it's your black. it's your black for the summer. >> a lot of people feel like color is more flattering. >> i think it is. it's very rich. it's very flattering. the great thing about this suit, it has a skirt. if you don't like your thighs, try a skirt. it's really liberating. >> our thighs might look a little different than adora's. where was your shoot? >> i was in nibia. i i wasn't expecting it to be so cooled koeld. >> what did you do, run in between takes and put a blanket around you? >> oh, yeah. >> it's a beautiful picture.
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thank you. we appreciate it. last, but not least, we have a trend you're calling sexy spanish. >> julie is wearing a suit by american apparel. it's a one piece, but more like a fun piece. laces everywhere. it's on everything, so why not a swim suit? this is definitely a more modest piece but with a high-cut leg. you don't feel matronly at all in it. >> you went to spain for this? i think we have a shot of you and a matador. >> oh, yeah. >> did you get some good shots while you were there? >> a true artist of how he performs. >> thank you so much. let's have all of our models come out one more time. take a look. >> about 18 million female readers. they took it up. they like to see what we're shooting, how the girls look and i think they get inspired by it. >> at least it will get us to the gym. thank you so much. thanks to all of our models, too. appreciate it. jackie collins opens up about her steamy new novel.
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first this is "today" on nbc.
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8:45. jackie collins is one of the best-selling authors of all time. 500 million books and counting. her latest is called "the power trip." jackie collins is back with us. good morning. how are you? >> good morning, matt. how are you? >> i'm good. 29 books, is that possible? >> it's a lot of work. >> i bet it is. >> not too bad. >> you got a lot of drama. you got a lot of sex. five high-powered couples on a yacht trip. this is based on an experience you had. >> you know, i was aon a yacht with friends of mine, crossing from the south of france to sardinia. in the middle of the night i got very uneasy and i spoke to the captain and said where are we? he said we're on five hours of clear water, there's no land.
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i suddenly thought, what if we were pirated. >> is that what happens to these people? >> they get pirated by somali pirates, yeah. >> does it have a nice ending? >> you have to read the book to find that out. >> you usually don't write things that will make us cry at the end. >> no, but this is interesting because it's a completely different book for me. it's all these different couples. there's a cheating politician, surprise, surprise. >> right zl a 50-something movie star and his 20-something girlfriend. >> let me stop you there. once again you have done this where people immediate speculate that the characters in the book are based on real people. 50-something actor, sexiest guy around, commitment phobe. does this guy, in real life, does his name rhyme with florge
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fooney? >> i don't think so. >> gay latin singing star. >> i love him. he's great. >> british soccer player married to a well-known interior designer. >> but he's african-american. that changes everything, doesn't it? >> little wrinkle in the seams. >> did "fifty shades of grey" up the ante for you? do you have to work harder to make those scenes in your book more titillating? >> my women kick butt. they don't get their butt kicked. i write sex because people's imagination takes over at a certain point and they like erotic sex and strong women, but i don't want my women to get, you know, beaten up, tied up and all of that. that's not for my character. although i think she did a great job. >> you mentioned strong women. it's funny because we're about to have the academy awards. hollywood seems to be
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celebrating strong women. >> at last. at last. >> with "zero dark thirty" and "lincoln" and we just saw "girls" is that something you're proud of? >> i'm proud women are doing so well. i've always written strong women. that's one of the secrets of my success. women love my characters, you know. they love the male characters, too. i have flynn in the book, who reminds me a little of you. kind of like a navy s.e.a.l. guy. >> oh, please. you already put me in one of your books. >> i always do. i love the idea of a talk show host. i've written two talk show hosts both slightly based on you but not exactly. >> you're also changing the subject. >> quickly. >> real quickly you're writing an autobiography? >> i am. reform school or hollywood, which is what my parents said to me when i was thrown out of school. >> you made the right choice, by the way. >> number 29, that's amazing. >> thank you, matt. always. up next, the mom and the very tiny kitchen. behind the internet's most
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back now at 8:51 with an award-winning cooking blog that's developed something of a cult-like following. we found nbc's erica hill here in her kitchen. >> yes. >> she recently paid a visit to the smitten kitchen. >> this is a lot more space than
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you will find in the smitten kitchen. the first person to tell you she's not a chef. but by the looks of her website and new cookbook, both known as the smitten kitchen, you would never know it. >> do you want to make a cake with mommy? >> reporter: 3-year-old jacob has no idea how lucky he is. >> show me you know how to crack an egg. good. >> good job. >> good. >> but for the thousands who follow his mom's blog, cooking with the creator of the wildly popular smitten kitchen would be heaven. the ingredients for her success, a combination of step-by-step photos and recipes and a very relatable approach to food. >> i don't think it should be hard for people to cook food that they love. >> a philosophy regularly put to the test in her tiny new york city kitchen. >> there's a big fascination with the size of your kitchen. new york city for a lot of people, it's normal, except they store stuff in their stove and you actually cook in yours.
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>> exactly. >> do you want to move eventually somewhere with a bigger kitchen? >> i would be crazy to say i don't want a bigger kitchen yet at the same time, i make it work. >> at just over 40 square feet, we couldn't fit in our crew but mounted cameras around the kitchen. >> i thiching it's good for my recipe development to have such a small kitchen. it forces me to reign in ideas. i won't make a dish on a weekday night that has four bowls. how can we do this in three? >> not shy about the fact that she has no formal training. she just loves to cook. >> a lot of recipes are me challenge i challenging myself to make something that i thought i didn't like to make in a way that i love. >> like meatloaf. a comfort food staple she's never cared for, until she realized it was just a meatball in disguise. >> a reader said you know the difference between meatballs and meatloaf is almost nothing. >> it's the size essentially? >> exactly. >> there's a clear sense of community on the site and plenty
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of sharing. >> i love to be able to just chat with people. >> deb personally answers all of her e-mail and regularly responds to comments on her blog. >> somebody will say, oh, i made this with ground turkey. it works really well. i was like, great, i didn't even realize that. >> perhaps the best comment she ever received was from her husband, alex, long before they said i do. >> do you remember what you were commenting on? >> she posted a recipe for a red pepper hummus dip or something like that. i said that sounds really good. maybe i'll make this for this party i'm going to next week. >> red pepper hummus was just the beginning. what was the first meal you cooked for him? >> first meal i cooked for him was -- i was like, you don't like my cooking? >> she has a selective memory. i loved it. and, you know, that was pretty much it. >> reporter: nearly ten years later, he's still smitten and a proud member of his wife's fan club. >> looks great. >> reporter: in many ways she's
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achieved the ultimate balance. though a little improvement on her office space wouldn't hurt. >> i want a fridge that doesn't freeze the things in the back of the fridge. >> not asking very much. >> no. >> maybe just a little bit bigger that you could fit something more. she has made a great use of the space they have there. >> teeny, tiny kitchen as you can see. >> it is. >> she can have a dinner party. >> she can. i said how many people are the most you've ever cooked for? >> she said eight is kind of our limit. they store their dishes in another room. it's very much the convertible new york city apartment where they move things around so her sons toys can get in. >> necessity is the mother of invention. >> absolutely. >> very impressive. thank you very much, miss erica. >> you're welcome. >> i'm not a detective but i think in the 9:00 hour we're doing some kind of mardi gras themed recipe. >> i think so. >> nothing gets past her, nothing. >> inspector clouseau.
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kate upton will be back to help us out with "today's" take three and last-minute creative gift ideas for your valentine. we'll see natalie's psa tomorrow, an issue near and dear to her. >> i'll have my little friend along with me to help me out. first a check of your local news and weather.
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it is 8:56. a couple of bay area companies right now teaming up to create a brand new kids show. netflix announcing this morning it will be working with dreamworks on a new series called turbo fast. it will exclusively air on netflix and coincides with the release of the movie "turbo." netflix trying to venture in the market of original programming. kevin spacey's house of cards premiered last month. hey, good morning to you, john. nice day shaping up. temperatures in the mid-60s today. wednesday into thursday, we'll peak on friday at 70 degrees and 67 at the coast.
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welcome to "today" on this fat tuesday morning, february 12th, 2013. yes, it is mardi gras in new orleans and many parts of the country, here in new york, it's a tuesday. pretty much tuesday. i'm willie geist along with
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natalie morales, and "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition kate upton here with us, for a second year in a row. i'm looking at that photograph, thinking -- >> what are you thinking, willie? >> i'm going to do a different place to save myself. you're used to doing shooting on beaches and they call you and say, we're going to antarctica. what do you think? >> i say, are you sure, me? i'm from florida? >> this is the seven-continent shoot, so did you draw the short end of the straw? >> when i heard the theme of the magazine, seven continents, it's such a powerful theme, i was antarctica, and i accepted the challenge. >> it's not like it's someplace you all get to go. what were your impressions of the weather, the penguins, all that was around you? >> it was the most beautiful place i've ever been. every time, before i took off my coat, i would enjoy, just the views and, i mean, the mountains were pink and the water was glass.
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it looked like little ice cubes were in the water. it was gorgeous. >> there are a couple photos throughout this issue of you. how long did it take to do? and i'm imaging how cold you are as you're doing it. >> i could really only do it for a minute, and then everyone would come running and throw blankets on top of me and they would throw me in like a little blanket cave and hold me. >> so you are back to back, the first time that's happened since tyra banks did it in 1997. can you talk a little bit about how this changed your life a year ago, and now what it means to be back to back this time? >> i mean, it's so amazing that i was able to accomplish that and i'm really happy about it. but i think, you know, the first year, i didn't know what a huge impact it would be on my life. and i feel like maybe i'm a little more prepared this year. >> talk about suffering for your art. you suffered some ill effects, like frostbite and some other issues once you got back from this shoot. >> yes, i really went all out for this, so i'm happy that we went there, thinking, we might
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not even get a shot, and we came back with the cover. >> and you didn't know, but i guess it was leaked originally, i guess, on friday, is how you found out. so did that take some of the oomph out of it? i imagine it's like christmas when you find out that you're the cover girl, but it got leaked to you? >> well, for me, i like to know everything, so i was actually a little excited, i was like, able to prepare, get a few more dresses, you know, for girls, it's a huge thing. >> time to prepare, i'm with you on that. i love that. >> now, we've got a little surprise coming up at the end of the segment. kate's going to turn the tables, shall we say. >> uh-oh. >> you're going to do your -- >> that's a very vague tease. >> there might be some blue steel coming out. so continuing with our take two, that was our take one. take two, we're talking about the end of the landline telephone. at&t customers report rate increases now as much as 50%, has a lot of people saying, good-bye to the land line. i guess the question is, do you even still have a landline? i don't have one in my home?
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>> i use wireless. >> i just gave up my land line. for a little while, i didn't even know that my apartment offered that. >> i still have one, because, in the event of a sandy or something like that, if you are, if you're completely dependent on cell service, you're going to be out of luck. and in fact, in our basement, we have an old phone that -- i mean, it's still touch-tone, but because there's still current that runs through the phone line that allows the phones to work. >> mr. disaster preparedness right here. >> like a red phone with the blinking light. >> we'll all go over to your place and have our emergency calls. >> and a great party, because i've got penguins in the basement. >> finally! >> but it's interesting, because i think this generation of kids, i mean, i don't think they're going to know a landline phone. >> it's not unlike the u.s. postal service conversation we had last week, which is, there's some kind of nostalgia for the old way of things. >> part of it is, the land line business has been deregulated. so now these companies can
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charge whatever they want, while they were regulated, the increases were fairly moderate, and they still made a profit. so now it's all bets are off. >> right. and they just say, you're out of luck. we're going deep raising the rates. our take three now is a, well, i don't know. i guess we're going to call it a breakfast drink. hard to associate mountain dew with breakfast, but they're trying. it's called kick start, they're branding it as a breakfast drink, not an energy drink. we've got some of it here. i guess we're going to test drive some of this. >> yeah! >> kate, are you a coffee person in the morning? >> i, honestly, can't give up my coffee. but -- >> so this has some juice. >> it's got 5% juice! >> 5% juice! it's so healthy. >> maybe it could be like 3:00 -- >> 80 calories, that's good, for a big can like this. >> and pepsi is not calling it an energy drink, this is a breakfast drink, remember that, as you drink it down. >> i think it tastes good. it has 92 milligrams of caffeine. >> which, by the way, in a 16-ounce cans, is less than a starbucks cup of coffee.
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>> that has like 330 milligrams. >> it tastes like mountain dew, oddly enough. >> oddly, it's made by mountain dew. >> like a cherry mountain dew. >> kate, would you do this in the morning? >> not in the morning, but maybe afternoon. >> which kind of defeats the purpose, right? >> because it's kind of a morning drink. >> but a kick in the afternoon. >> i have a coffee in the afterno afternoon, maybe give up that one. >> mix it into your routine. >> how about you? >> i'm not going to do it. >> i like it. i like it. it's that 5% juice, you know? >> good. we're going to slam these, power chug these while natalie runs us through the headlines. >> i'll take care of the news. thanks, guys. good morning, everyone. in the news, the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting today to deal with north korea's latest provocation. the reclusive communist country announced that it conducted a third nuclear test today. president obama called it a threat to u.s. security and international peace. a vatican spokesman said today that pope benedict xvi will not play any role in running the
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church when he steps down at the end of this month. and today in german, the pope's brother says that benedict plans to keep a low profile and may not publish any new writings, so they don't interfere with the work of the new pope. president obama lays out the agenda for the start of his second term, during tonight's state of the union address. he's expected to focus on job creation and middle class growth, as well as gun control. the republican response will be delivered by florida senator, marco rubio. it will now be at least thursday before a cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico reaches port. carnival cruise lines says the ship drifted so far north, it will be towed to mobile, alabama, instead of to a closer port in mexico. the carnival "triumph" with more than 4,000 passengers and crew members, lost power after an engine room fire this weekend. chicago police have arrested two men in connection with the murder of teen thhadiya pendlet, just days after michelle obama
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attended the girl's perform. pendleton had performed at the president's inauguration as a majorette last month. and if anyone ever accuses you of throwing like a girl, well, just show them this. colorado high schooler, ana olson, shot this basket, launching the ball all the way across the court into a big bounce and nothing but net. don't even know how you score that, but i guess she really only got two points because of that bounce. doesn't seem quite fair, though. that's a creative shot. pretty good. very good. >> it's a two pointer. >> because it bounced. >> right. it bounced before and went in. >> paging len berman. we'll see that pretty soon. al, how about a check of the weather? >> let's see what we've got. two sides of this storm ahead of this storm, a lot of wet weather from new orleans, where they're celebrating fat tuesday on into florida, we're looking at heavy rain. we've got flood watches and flash flood warnings out there. then, as we take a look, rainfall wise, we're talking anywhere from 3 to 5 inches of rain. backside of this system, we're talking about snow.
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that's right! we've got winter storm warnings and winter storm watches in effect. at of snow from amarillo, on into oklahoma city, anywhere from 3 to 6 inches. some areas, though, picking up up to a foot of snow between elk city and oklahoma city. 9:08 now taking a live look, just a beautiful start to the day. lots of blue sky over head and that sun's out in full force everywhere now. we had some fog earlier. that has burned off. 64 in gilroy, 63 in san jose. about 62 in fremont. and we keep on climbing through valentine's day and friday looks great for the beach. 70 degrees inland. and that's your latest weather. >> i'm not quite sure what's happening here. a couple of fans are about to shoot at us. >> what? >> i understand you're going to be photographing us? >> yes. i'll show you what it's like to
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be a model, even if you're not shooting in antarctica, every set makes sure to have a fan so that you're very cool. >> and blow the hair, do the whole thing? >> we've got two. >> beyonce fan? >> we have props, right? >> where do you want us? >> go ahead, hand us whatever you want to give us. all right. work the props. >> pretty hands. >> not the claw? >> no. maybe in the pocket. >> handle the problems. >> these pictures are actually going to be on our website for the fans, right? >> oh, we lost it. >> work it, willie. >> chin down. >> chin down. >> why the chin down? is that a better angle? >> for the lighting. >> you're a natural.
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>> what should we be up to here? >> look natural. you both look very natural right there. >> don't hurt me with that cane. >> you're being photographed by kate upton right now, al. >> very cool. >> kate upton, thank you. congratulations on the cover. >> thank you so much. >> coming up next, i'm wearing a boa. i'll take that off. brandi glanville from real house wives of beverly hills has a new book. we'll talk to her in a minute. h a new book. we'll talk to her in a minute. [ mom ] with my little girl, every food is finger food. so i can't afford to have germy surfaces. but after one day's use, dishcloths can redeposit millions of germs. so ditch your dishcloth and switch to a fresh sheet of new bounty duratowel. look! a fresh sheet of bounty duratowel
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you said that was absolutely not true. >> it is not true. >> i have proof. >> and you know it. >> it is true. >> you are joking. >> brandi glanville describes herself as honest and filter free. she's known for speaking her mind on bravo's "the real housewives of beverly hills" as you just see. that clip real quick, was there a little drinking and tweeting going on there as well? >> yes. absolutely. always. >> how are you and adrienne do? >> who? >> that's how we're going to start, okay. let's talk aut the book. you wrote most of it four years ago at a time when your marriage was breaking up. do you regret anything you put in there now that you would like to have out of there if you could do it again? >> no. i was very angry, obviously,
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four years ago when i wrote the book. there were things in there that i did take out because i was so mad like, oorks maybe that's too much of a low blow. and also the lawyers had me take some things out as well. >> obviously, you were mad at your ex-husband, who left you essentially for leann rhymes. among other things you call him a made for tv actor, a pretty face, not a talented actor. i understand and a lot of people would understand why you're angry, but he is the father of your two kids. >> right. >> is it appropriate to put that out there in public? >> you know, i don't know if i do everything that's appropriate in life. the fact of the matter is, that is my opinion and one day all of this will be available for my kids to read and i think what they're going to take away from it is that throughout this entire time, i've never said a bad word about their dad in front of them. they ask if we can go and all move into a house together.
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i'm like, sure, just talk to your dad. >> they're going to be at the age soon where they'll see this online and see what you said about their father. >> not at my house. we have parental controls. they can't google certain things. >> eventually. >> eventually, they will, for sure. >> we reached out to eddie and he gave us a statement. quote, i certainly wish i handled some of the choices i made four years ago differently. but i have been conscious of the choices i have made since. this exploitive book, intended to hurt leann and me will ultimately only hurt and scar my kids. that deeply saddens and concerns me. do you worry about the kids? >> that's all i worry about. with eddie not working and me having to pay my own bills, this book will help me do that. the fact that, unfortunately, i had to write this book, i have to pay the bills. he's not doing that for me. >> what's your relationship like with eddie right now? >> we don't have one now. >> you don't speak at all? >> no. >> you don't see him in the course of dropping the kids off or picking the kids up? >> no. >> you did have a relationship not long ago. how did that deteriorate of
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late? >> unfortunately, you know, she -- leann went to rehab. and i was very concerned for my children, what was going on over at that house. why that had to happen. and i didn't get any answers. and i got very angry. you know, it's my children's stepmother. so, if she's checking into rehab for stress and anxiety and says she's crying every day, i need to know my kids are okay when they're with them. so that kind of started the ugly back and forth again and, you know, there was a time when we were good. i had them over for easter. it was just them, me and the kids for an easter egg hunt. it's difficult. >> what are your concerns when your kids are over there, given what you said about leann and eddie? what do you think is happening there that should concern you? >> i don't know. if someone is checking into rehab clearly there's some sort of issues going on. i want to make sure that's not affecting my children. >> you write in the book of leann rhymes, among other
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things, call her a washed up country singer. child stars are just the worst. throughout their careers no one tells them knno. they think they can take anything they want without repercussions. you're talking, of course, about i don't you are husband. you've had this twitter war. she says she wants to move on and you won't let her. >> i don't tweet leann. i try to leave them out of my timeline. i really do. >> do you feel that you and leann will ever have a relationship because of the kids that can be at least stable, something that will help the children? >> i hope so. i think once leann has a child of her own and understands kind of boundaries and what's okay and what's respectful as far as, you know, being a parent goes that she and i will hopefully be okay. i hope so. >> do you think this book does anything to forward that relationship? >> no. >> how about the relationship
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with your husband? >> my husband? i'm not married. >> your ex-husband, excuse me. excuse me. >> no. >> and you're okay with that? >> i'm okay with that. >> so are you okay with having no relationship from this moment forward with eddie or leann? >> i haven't had a relationship with them for probably over a year. do i want to be at mason's high school graduation and be able to sit next to them? i do, absolutely. they've done numerous sit-down interviews where they've told their side of the story over and over and over again. i never did. this is my sit-down interview. i put it in the form of a book. this is my story, my truth. here you go. when this book tour is done, i'm done talking about them completely, in public, not on twitter, nothing. this is my side. this is my last chapter when it comes to talking about them publicly. >> the book is very tough in some places, very funny in a lot of other places. your fans are going to love it. brandi glanville, the book is
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threatening. police say the shot came from a man standing in the street. according to police, the man was shooting up at a pick-up truck that was driving by him. so far, no arrests have been made in this case. violence is prompting changes to oakland's popular first friday arts festival. during the last event, an 18-year-old student was shot and killed and three others were injured. the city says nest month's event will be smaller and end earlier. the city is trying to crack down on how much alcohol will be served. we'll have a look at your weather and traffic right after this break.
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welcome back. beautiful day shaping up. we still have a little bit of haze here and some low cloud cover to show you in san francisco. it is clearing quickly though. in fact, hard to find a cloud in the sky ever where else across the bay area and temperatures are reflect of that. 51 in oakland. 41 in livermore. you started out near freezing, temperatures are are already
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climbing. by noon today, we're talking about the mid-50s. close to 60 degrees in san jose as you break for lunch rounding out the day in the mid to upper 60s. 65 in santa rosa, even warmer toda tomorrow. we keep on climbing through friday when we will peak in the 70s. >> looking great for the winter with a "w." over to the south bay with an "s" and nice smooth drive. let's show you overall, there's less red than there was a half an hour ago, but slow past the airport. look at south 17, accident clearing at hamilton. north 280, no crash here. we do see some slowing. a lot of slowing. there may have been a traffic break, although i did not get reports of incidents or debris on the road. a stall caused more distraction and slowing there and south 101, still thrslow there. back to you. >> we are back with more local
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updates in one-half hour from right now. we hope to see you then. most surprising thing was twitter changing tweet with his the dalai lama. he said geez, you sure ran out of steam quick. i've been the dalai llama. then the pope tweeted i guess being pope is a lot harder than just wearing a bed sheet all day #get a real job.
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then he wrote back at least i don't wear a -- pope responded come on, son, you know my hat is dope. don't hate the playa, hate the game #jealous much. >> my hate is dope says the pope. jimmy fallon. >> i love him. so creative. >> got ugly. >> i'm telling you. >> a smackdown. >> little bit there. >> i'm willie geist along with al and natalie. coming up this morning, two days left. you know, this morning we've got diy last-minute valentine's day ideas for the ones you love. >> you know jeff probst from survivor. he has taken that idea, written adventure series for kids. >> and we brought the fat tuesday party to the kitchen with chicken and sausage gumbo you can make tonight. >> sounds good. let's get a check of the weather. starting off with today, a risk of severe weather right around new orleans, into the panhandle of florida. wet weather through the mid plains. we're expecting showers and
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mountain snows in the pacific northwest. some lake-effect snow, western new york and pennsylvania. for tomorrow, the rain moves into the midatlantic coast with a slight risk of strong storms, northern florida into southern georgia. sunny and mild through the texas area on into the southwes 9:31 now on a tuesday morning. we are going to get another beautiful day and temperatures are going to continue to soar through the end of the week. 64 degrees. not too bad in gilroy. 61 in san francisco. we keep on climbing as we head through your wednesday. valentine's day heating you up to about 67 degrees inland. then on friday, we'll peak about 70 degrees inland. i hope you have a fantastic day. and that's your latest weather. natalie? >> al, thank you. jest brobst is best known as the emmy-winning host of survivor.
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he has taken that idea, written an adventure series for kids based on the question, what would happen if four kids were shipwrecked on an island and left to fend for themselves? the book is called stranded. we should also mention he is the host of the jeff probst show as well. good morning to you. >> good morning gnatry. >> nice to have you back who are. >> thanks for having me. >> people have long asked why not do a survivor series for kids? >> survivor is such a family show. that's what they say, when are you going to do one for kids? since we have not yet dropped an 8, 9, 10, 11-year-old on an isla island, we thought we'll write the book, put the kids in there. could you find food, build shelter, build a fire? >> this is such a blended story. you bring your own personal experience in this as well. when you married lisa, she had two kids to add to the family. >> she brought these two amazing little kids who were so -- they were young enough they were excited to have another dad in their life. we went looking for fiction. and there's nothing out there,
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virtually nothing. so this is a story of a mom and dad who each bring two kids and say let's send them out on a sailing trip to get to know each other. a storm comes in and -- >> they're shipwrecked. >> and they're stranded. >> and they don't always get along, right? >> no. because they don't even know each other yet. what survivor does and what "stranded" does, it forces you to work together through the conflict. and there's three books in this series. so they get to know each other. then they learn how to is your voiv and ultimately are trying to get rescued. >> they each have a skill set. one is good at lighting fires, the other is good at hunting, finding water. >> the kids are very different. one is kind of a couch potato that watches survivor shows. the other is more of the athlete. there's two girls. one is the gatekeeper and journalist. each of them bring their different skills in over the course of the journey, which is why i say it is survivor for kids. it's the same idea. >> did you bring sort of that
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blended family experience to this as well, allowing them to go through the challenges as -- >> yes. >> -- kids growing up in that environment? >> yes. that is the point. they are really going to mature quickly. but also they're going to learn that this new brother i have, maybe he's not so bad after all. maybe he actually brings something into my life, in the way that kids do. first usually by saying i don't know if i like you so much or not. the big part of the story is adventure. it is full-on survivor adventure. >> this is the age group of 8 to 10. >> 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, yeah. the characters are 8 to 13. so right in that range. >> and we know that it continues. you said it's the first of three. they're still stranded? >> oh, yes. they're still stranded at the end of book one. >> okay. survival skills will come in handy. congrats on the show. >> thanks. >> keep it going. >> thanks for having me on. >> jeff probst, thank you so much. coming up next, last-minute valentine's gifts right after
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>> announcer: "today" celebrates valentine's day is brought to you by m & ms. life is better with m & ms. "today" celebrates valentine's day, last-minute gift ideas. good to see you again, brit. >> good to see you. >> i was going to wear my hard hat. last time you were on, i think we have video of it. >> uh-oh. >> this is what happened. i was standing next to you, not less than twoweeks ago and you smashed an egg on my head. >> it had confetti. >> and then you brought in tamron. >> i think she went way harder than i did. >> i'm worried because we do have eggs in front of us. >> yes. the first thing is breakfast. right way to kick off the day.
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we made a hearty breakfast. heart-shape egg, use iing a heart-shaped egg mold here. that's a little bit of protein. if you want to add milk, we customized these straws using cut-out foam hearts, make it cuter for your honey. >> where do you get the foam hearts? >> you cut it out of foam. diy. fill it with your own tea. of course, custom diy sugar koo cubes made out of food coloring dyed with plain white sugar kt with cookie cutters. of course, cereal and milk. the love of my life deserves the best cereal ever. >> you make your own box cover? >> exactly. i recommend honey bunches of oats is another good one. have fun of with it. take notes here. >> i need this.
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>> first time you can send cannedi and flowers in one. >> together? >> yes. >> good. >> small face in between and candy on the edges and just start pouring it like this. once you fill up, put your flowers in like this, deliver it to your valentine. sweets for your sweet. >> you get a little two for one there. >> exactly. speaking of sweets, chocolate is something that makes valentine's day complete. >> yes. >> we've taken your average chocolate bars, snickers, twix, peppermint pattys with rolled-out fruit candies, star burst, airheads. you use your cookie cutter once you roll them out to cut out shapes. >> do they roll out well? >> exactly. >> just like that. >> just like that. exactly. you need a little bit of powdered sugar to roll it out smooth. top your candy. package it up in this clear wrap, add sprinkles if you like. >> cut up the candy and top the
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snickers bar. >> exactly. making our own jewelry? >> we're making our own jewelry. did you notice my bracelet today? >> did you make that? >> yes. this is using nothing but this brass wire, stencil or design p. you can write words, use hearts. mold the design with the wire. you can see that this one even sticks together using nothing but the wire itself, no clasp needed. >> you have to have a little art skill. >> you just follow -- cursive. did you learn that? >> first she's cracked an egg, now she's cracking on me. twitter handle on there, a little narcissistic? >> it's a little geeky. >> don't you want to go buy the card? >> it's way cooler if you make the card. these will only take you a couple of minutes. don't worry. you can do it. first is a pixel heart,
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continuing with the geek twitter handle. this has been pinned on pinterest tens of thousands of times. cut out a little heart with scissors. typical first grade pop-up you're used to. we have a deck of playing cards to create king of heart and queen of heart cards. you can give it to your king or queen of hearts. >> that's a good idea. >> isn't that fun? across this card here we used a push pin to create holes in a piece of cardstock, embroidery thread and needle to stitch it up. if you want to create your own gift wrap or custom cards, everyone has a pencil. >> right. >> we exacto knifed a heart from the pencil eraser. this is an easy way to make a stamp. start stamp iing. you want to give it a try? there you go. keep going. >> want to see a lot of hearts on that? >> heart attack. give it to me. look at you. >> you thought i couldn't do it. >> your wife will love it. >> pretty good. >> super easy.
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super simple. >> most of this stuff costs you a couple of bucks shall right? >> yeah. candy. flowers you might want to splurge on. >> very cool. thank you so much. always good to talk to you. brit will be guest pinning on our valentine's board today. check out show. thanks, brit. up next, mardi gras taste of new orleans right here in new york when we come back. ♪ and i would do anything for love... ♪
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this morning in "today's" kitchen, what's for dinner? how about some mardi gras grub? from the new orleans restaurant, restaurant revolution. chef, good to see you. >> nice to be back with you. >> you know, it's fat tuesday and you're doing some great cajun creole cooking. it encompasses a large number of cultures. >> seven different nations arriving in louisiana and all bringing their food, philosophy, technique and it all ends up in one of the dishes we're showing today. of course, restaurant revolution right at bourbon street, times square of new orleans. and we're doing the foods that are important to new orleans culture. >> starting with? >> this is the gumbo.
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we're starting with the dark brown, equal parts oil and flour. we cook it to 385 degrees to get color, texture, flavor. you want to throw in -- notice onion, pepper and garlic. kitchen is supposed to be messy, right? the sausage, very heavy smoked. go ahead and put that in. that's what really brings the smoke into our gumbo, the sausage. and then this is a chick en chi gumbo, certainly the gumbo that the writers of carnivale use. put all the chicken in. we would saw today this around. you can see the pot is already filled. we would saw today this around to bring the juices out of the chicken. of course, for demonstration purposes, nice chicken stock is going to go in. you can stir that up for me
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there. salt, pepper, gran lated garlic. of course, onion, celery, bell pepper, all those wonderful flavors. seven to one basically will be the ratio of water to stock. partner of mine in new orleans at revolution, this is one of the things that is so important that the world understands. without that dark brown base, this is one of the first things we want to teach them, what the importance of this. this is going to cook for about two hours on a low simmer and all the smoke of that sausage and everything will come into the pot. i have some right here. look what it looks like in this beautiful mardi gras tourine, sausage and all that. i have some right here. of course, ground leaves of the sassa sassafras tree, gift of the native americans flavor the dish. so that's -- now we can't have
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mardi gras without the homes filled with these dishes. crab cake, jumbo lump crab mete meat, with our roumalade sauces, hot sauces. oysters, i'm using the 505 salsa. i always use salsa. paying homage to the spanish cultures of america. certainly this is one of my favorite salsas here. the king cakes. you cannot have carnivale without the two king cakes. this one is toasted coconut, largest african-american parade in new orleans and then, of course, the purple, green and
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gold royalty, springtime and wealth. that's where the little baby comes. >> i always wondered what the colors mean. >> of course, if you get the baby, that means you throw the next party. >> chef, thank you so much. >> happy mardi gras to everybody. >> that's right. we're back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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before we go, let's check out some of the photos super model kate upton took of us earlier. >> look at al. >> sinister looking. >> oh, yeah, that's mardi gras right there. >> puff daddy willie g. >> we're actually pathetic. >> i don't think they'll be calling us for sports illustrated next year. >> no. they may call us for popular mechanics. coming up tomorrow, by the way, steals and deals for you.
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up next, kathie lee and hoda from southern california after your local news and weather.
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good morning to you. a small east bay company is helping chipthle company go v. g the burrito will be tested at several bay area locations. if diners like the new dish, they say they will add it to its menus nationwide. let's check that forecast now. a nice day for us. >> thanks, marla. yeah, we've got a great looking day and better looking weebk ahead. high pressure really starts to move in today and that's going to drive the winds offshore. today, just about as warm as yesterday. bumps your numbers up a touch. low to mid-60s from the coast to
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to your inland cities. 65 in santa rosa. through the next couple of day, temperatures stay mild. we peak on friday at 70 degrees. beautiful days ahead. let's check on your drive. >> i can always find beauty. it's in the eye of the beholder. a light back up at the bay bridge toll plaza because there is a small crash that happened. no injuries in the last quarter hour and recovering now getting across the bridge. oakla oakland, much better. but the peninsula still slow and we have a smooth drive except for northbound in toward palo alto, another crash on the shoreline off ramp. 280 is starting to thin out. it may just be sensor issues. there's the rest of your south
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bay with your typical slowing for 101 and 5i. san mateo bridge recovered nicely over the last half hour. >> thank you. we'll be back in about 30 minutes. we'll see you again at 10:26.
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♪ from nbc news this is a special edition of "today" with california girls kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from santa monica place in santa monica, california. ♪
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>> hello. >> you know, february 12th. it's fat booze day tuesday to us. >> it is. i always spend -- i try to spend mardi gras in new orleans, but i have to say this is not a shabby place to spend mardi gras. we have some beads. do you all want some beads? come on. we got beads right here for you. she lost an eye, but she's fine. yeah, baby. i'm not finisheded yet. there's still more to give. oh, yes. yes. oh, oh. oh. i got the last two big ones. in the cheap seats, baby. all right.
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you guys happy mardi gras. >> it's an old-fashioned -- >> i like your hat. >> thanks. >> oh, thank you. >> problem apparently with me. >> so it is fat tuesday, and it's fat tuesday for a couple of reasons. one, kathie lee and me feel incredibly bloated. we did. we ate our way. >> we ate our way across los angeles the other day with our dear friend curry stone, the top chef. >> i promise you, we went to every restaurant. we went to that shushi place called catsuya. the sushi was crazy. we just kept eating. >> tacos. >> we couldn't fit into our spanx. we hate ourselves. >> it gives new meaning to fat tuesday. it just does. that's not going to stop us from continuing the tour. what are we having, hode? >> we are having a pom granite
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margarita for mardi gras. >> children, closure eyes and your ears. it's good for your sex life. >> they call it fat tuesday. you guys wonder why they call it fat tuesday? >> it's a great story. >> there's an ancient custom that comes from parading around a fat ox around paris. >> which in our politically correct world you're not supposed to call nebraska a fat ox, but they did it. right around paris where everybody was so skinny. that was supposed to remind people that they're not to eat meat during lent. >> is that the point? >> this is a religious holiday, hoda. >> i thought it was for drinking and showing off your you know whats, but i lived in new orleans for many years, and i have seen many a mardi gras, and i saw a lot of you know whats, but it's not just celebrate in new orleans. they celebrate it in biloxi, mess miss, and around the world in different places. in rio de janeiro and belgium. sdoo and also today in santa monica. >> yeah. you guys, we're noticing some very, very cool signs out in the audience.
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there's a sign right there in the back where two happy faces peeking right through. we are looking for your sign as we do our chat. we're talking and listening and looking for your sign. we're going to pick our favorite sign, and then you're going to get a present, and we don't know what it is because we didn't bring any gifts with us. it will be something on the table. you can have. there is something -- there's a mardi gras tradition called the king cake. >> hoda didn't know about it. >> i did know. >> all those years in -- come on. all those years in new orleans. >> there's a baby in the king cake, and whoever gets the baby has to buy the next king cake. >> baby jesus. she didn't understand that. >> i don't like tearing it up. i'll hold it. you tear it up. go. get involved. whoever gets the baby has to buy the next king cake. be gentle because i like the -- oh, oh, oh. >> can you -- you know what, we're going to need some help from the audience i think with this. >> look what you can do. >> i found the baby.
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>> you did? you did? >> it's baby jesus. >> you get to buy the next king cake. >> i don't want to. all the years we've been doing this i have never found the baby. >> it's such a great adventure. >> it's a sign. of what i don't know, but -- okay. let's continue the show. >> all right, you guys. anyway, is my mike really not working anymore, guys? >> no, it's not. it's not working. you can use that one. we're talking about jet lag because we flew from new york to l.a. >> go ahead. keep talking. i'm in show business. the show goes on. the show goes on. keep talking, hoda. >> all right. jet lag is one of those -- oh, god. >> just don't call attention to it. nobody notices. >> disgusting. >> i got it under my nails too. wait, wait, wait. >> oh. i knew you ruined a perfectly good drink.
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you're sick. you are gross. forget it. forget about jet lag. we fly across the country and you get tired. what we found out is people in l.a. are different from new york. the coasts are completely different, as you guys know. one of the ways people are different is in the way they speak. we're getting the hang of it. we're learning and listen, but there's some interesting tape, and this nutshells how people in l.a. talk. let's take a listen. >> take mountain. >> just take pass. >> take the 5 to the 605 to the 210 and the 134 to 101. >> can you believe it's january? >> you look so skinny. >> do you have almond milk? >> gogi berry. >> i love kale. >> do you have neglect organic? >> this is why i only drink intensa coffee. >> this is why i drink coconut water. >> i love new york, but i would never want to live there. >> why do i never go to the beach when it's right there? >> i have been craving this for days. >> grilled cheese animal style and fries animal style. >> i love in and out. >> i just had a juice are.
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>> i sat next to jack nicholson at the lakers dame. >> there's david spade. >> i know him. >> i think he is on "dexter" or something. whatever. >> wow. >> i used to live out here years ago, and i lived in the valley, and they never spoke like an idiot. >> and my god. i like that kind of valley girl talk. do you? >> for an egyptian, you come naturally to it, hoda. you really do. >> i was born in oklahoma. >> but you started out -- your roots are in cairo. the san fernando valley. >> let's talk about love because it is -- valentine's day, we're knocking on the door. how would you define love? we went on our klg and page, and we asked people to send in pictures of what they thought love was. >> love is different. two different people. >> here is one of the pictures. >> is that the one -- >> the one with the two little kids? it is such a beautiful shot.
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oh, no. this is two people. they said these people categorize love as endless. >> knee been married a long, long time. scloo they're really adorable. >> then there was a beautiful picture. ruth cramer. >> good one. >> 75 years old. yep, yep. what's up now? >> here's the little kids. >> that's dana creek and she says love is capturing the moment that defines us as parents. i would agree with that. >> here's kathie lee's definition of love. she's with one of the guys that works -- >> i am spanking him and it's called love is no accident. that happens to be kyle miller, who is the sweetest kid in the whole world. >> he is like roger straight arrow. let's see your signs, you guys. i wish we could get up and pick a sign. >> i can't, hoda. there's a reason for it. >> stay here. stay here. stay. >> i love this one. two grammys from oklahoma. >> let's get a shop. >> our husbands think we're at the grocery store. >> that's the three girls right in the front row.
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>> i love hoda, i love wine. >> how about the back. happy hour. >> sorry. >> wait. she's the hoda to my kathie lee. she's the kathie lee to my hoda. >> i like that too. i drank every day on my cruise for you. isn't that sweet? >> that is sweet. look over here. wait. look at this monkey. mr. giggles. >> what's he trying to say? >> i don't know. it's a little weird, but i'm liking it a lot. >> the winner is you guys. come here. come on up. come on up. what can we give them? >> let's give them -- >> there's only one mug. >> congratulations. >> not that drink. it's your drink. >> no, it's -- >> don't drink that drink. >> it's delicious. >> what are your names? >> dustin. >> what's your name? >> kia. >> you guys, you're very creative. let's get a good shot.
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we got a good shot of that? oh, don't drink it. >> there you go. >> all right, you guys. we have a big show for you today. a lot is coming up. >> we have no idea. >> we're going to tell you after this. >> we're eating our way through los angeles. a febreze experiment. to prove febreze can keep this car fresh, we loaded it with fast food, sweaty hockey gear, and a smelly dog cage. and parked it at a mall. in texas. for two days. then put a febreze car vent clip on the dash and let in real people. it smells good. like laundry fresh out of like the dryer. yeah. a man fresh out of the shower. nailed it. oh yeah. proof. febreze car vent clips keep your car fresh. another way febreze helps you breathe happy.
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hottest culinary scenes in the world, and we'll talk about some of the wine coming up. >> yes, we are. we had a tour of some of the best restaurants with one of the hottest guys we know. curtis stone. we love him. >> yeah. >> unbelievable sandwiches. >> what's the special? ♪ >> this guy came out from the east coast. he started up this sandwich shop with incredible bread, really great ingredients, and he just does a super job. >> it's all fresh. can you tell. oh, my god. >> see how the bread is all -- >> i want to watch how you bite it. >> bite it. >> you bite it. >> you bite it. >> you bite it. >> oh. that was really good, curtis.
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very good. >> so here we are at katsu-ya. the famous japanese chef who does the most fabulous shushi. >> yellow tail. >> do it. >> hmm. hmm. >> don't down the hatch with that. you'll regret it. >> we are going to meet him? >> oh, my god. there is the man himself. hmm. >> oh. >> chef, i'm trying to explain to them how you have the fish so soft, so tender. >> i get it fresh every single day. >> yellow tail, scallop and -- >> next place. let's go.
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>> this is dan tana's. this has been popular with the hollywood crowd for many years. >> i used to live here, and it was popular then. >> the wine first. >> all right. how are you doing? >> hello. oh. hello. what is your name? >> andre. >> of course it is. >> of course it is. ♪ ♪ mambo italiana >> oh, hoda woman. that's a hunk of meat. >> you're a vegetarian, correct? >> that looks delicious. >> what a beautiful shot. >> you are showing us -- >> you really are, curtis. i'm loving it. >> we want to show you los angeles. >> would you order for us? >> let me do it.
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>> yucatan fish taco. here we have our grilled chicken sandwich. >> chicken. >> enjoy. >> hmm. that's really delicious. >> what are we eating? that's my question. >> fish. and this is -- what is this? >> this is el pasto. it's like a chili sauce. >> i love that they're a family. don't you? >> the food is great. >> i love those guys. marriachi guys. >> thank you, everybody, for their hospitality. >> what are your guys really thinking? gets what came here to l.a. with us? >> our guys tell you all panel. day.
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♪ the good stuff ♪ who do you think you are >> los angeles style, baby. >> here on the roster greg from "the quiet list" married for 20 years with three sons. yeah. >> bob host of "showdown." the radio show "happy hour." he is divorced and now single. >> jalille white from total blackout. you might know him as erkle, and he is single with a daughter. and last but certainly not least, from eye switched at birth" married with two beautiful children. >> what a shame that is. what a shame. >> we're going to take questions
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from the crowd. what do you have for snus. >> first up we've got claire from west hollywood. >> hi. my question is i've been dating my boyfriend for two years and don't want him to feel any pressure for valentine's day. do you guys have any kind of fun care-free date ideas? >> oh, care-free date ideas. after two years of dating. >> i don't celebrate valentine's day. [ booing ] >> i got nobody. i'm divorced. you wonder why. i would say keep it light and fun. maybe, you know, a nice dinner. a little dancing. >> check this out. check this out. you need to dress up like daisy duke and have a picnic in the bedroom. >> i'm curious what gil has to say. >> i think i would go with you. i think it's fair to make it real, and if you love each other, that's the most important. just a good time.
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>> oh. >> i've been married for 20 years. what's sexy for us is not using a coupon. >> here's a facebook question from jennifer. why do men always have a hard time expressing their feelings? are they scared to look like a softy? >> it's weird. i have no problem expressing my feelings. i never heard that before. only really hear i heard that men have to be -- >> real tough. >> it's you european men that have no trouble with that. >> i don't know. >> that's absolutely true. women express their feelings in groups. they talk about things. men don't do that. we really don't. >> i'm a mushy guy. i'm divorced. >> i know. >> i'm a mushy guy. i'm not afraid to lay it out there. >> away do you think? >> i don't think we have a problem expressing our feelings. we don't want those feelings used against us at a later date. >> there you go. >> that's it.
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okay. >> okay. she was a dj. that's why her name is so cool. >> hi, guys. >> hi. >> so my question is what is your biggest turn-off when you first meet a lady? >> oh, good one. very good question. >> go for it. >> gil, what do you think? >> it's very difficult to ask me a turn-off when it comes to a woman per se because i don't see any turn-off in a woman. >> i have one. >> i have one. >> bob. >> i have someone who -- especially if i see them interacting with their family members or even with a waitress or waiter, if they're rude, i'm done. >> you're out? >> okay. >> yep. >> with amazing top -- >> she can do anything she wants. i love her. >> if she sleeps in the bed are her dog. >> oh. >> i got a problem with that.
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>> there's no hope for you and me. >> she's telling me you're not even number two. >> what do you think? >> if it's a male dog, i get very -- i don't want anybody showing me up. it's been so long. i think if a woman doesn't eat. you take her out to dinner and she goes i want somebody that's at the salad bar pulling up a chair. >> we're going to take a commercial break and we're coming back with our boys right after this.
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welcome back. the time is 10:28. want to show you this live picture where we have some haze. all that fog has cleared the bay area, so we're expecting temperatures to climb to unseasonably warm levels. just a touch warmer than yesterday. 64 for gilroy and 65 in fairfield. we continue to climb through the week. in fact, we're expecting the 70s. we'll talk about that a at 11:00. let's check your drive. >> as you mig ht expect lighter traffic, but we don't usually expect this. the meters lights off. some schools are off. some are off next week around the president's day. that might be the issue here.
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northbound, we see the slowing from 680 up past the airport and we had the earlier metering lights. they will be on every morning, 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. getting on to north 280 through that stretch i just showed you heading up toward 880. also, construction slowing just north from mountain view up past the 101 interchange and emergency construction on the hov lane south. 85 at 101. back to you. >> thank you, mike. we'll have more coming up in just 30 minutes. ♪ >> we are back with our guys tell all panel. who are they? >> you know who they are. >> i do. >> greg is here, jallil white, bob, and gil. we'll take another question from the audience for our men. sara, what do you have? >> i'm here with sarah from l.a. >> hi.
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my question is i tried the bar scene. i've tried on-line dating. where do you guys think is the best place to meet somebody? >> okay. >> the best place. >> it works great. >> what do you guys think? where should women go if they want to meet a guy? >> what kind of guy? >> yeah. what kind of guy are you looking for? >> are you looking to settle down? are you looking to have some fun? what are you looking for? >> wholesome. >> you know, probably like in life don't really look for things, and they usually come. >> look at that. >> what do you think? >> i think people should always go to places that cater to their own interests, so if you are into yoga or let's go back to the girl that likes to have the dog sleep in the bed are her. go to a dog park.
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>> why does gil have on a scarf? >> it's very cold this morning. >> it was. >> but it's not now. take it off. take it off. take it off. >> why does gil have on a jacket? it's so -- >> where are we now? >> let's get to our next question. here's the question. it's a facebook post from britney. do men really enjoy sending those mushy valentine's cards, or are we wasting our money? >> receive them. >> i think the question is sending. >> getting them. >> the impersonal card. the card that's written by somebody somewhere in a building somewhere. no. it's got to be personal. i really believe that. >> even if you made it with a crayon, it means you took some time and thought -- put some thought into it. >> jallil has a problem with that. >> i'm a valentine's day fan. all these guys beat up valentine's day. i just love it. it's great. >> do you like getting the mushy cards from your girlfriends?
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>> i'm sending myself a valentine's this year. >> we don't really do cards, per se. >> what do you do so we can live vicariously through you? >> it would take me all morning to explain what we do. the cards, it's fun. i guess when you need somebody it's very important for somebody to write something with their own hand. it's nicer than getting a card. >> you write anything and have gil read it to her. >> i don't know what the hell he says, but i love it. >> another question. >> i came here from santa monica with a little question on pickup lines. make you should have void bob. he is going to ask about a rose. >> hi there. so i find it difficult to approach men that i find attractive. what would you recommend some of the best pick-up lines for a woman to use on a man? >> how do you approach a guy? short sentences. >> don't. >> how do you do it? >> walk up and say hi. i'm whatever my name is. i think that's nice.
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>> would you care for a glass of milk? i mean, you know, don't pretend that you're anything you're not. >> be real. be who you are. >> the art of a woman is women can flirt with their eyes like nobody's business. you just got to be -- that's it. >> just get in there. >> just get -- >> i agree. i think the lady looks at the man and she is smiling and she feels like, you know right away a guy would pick on that and would go himself. i don't think the woman should go per se. i think -- >> it's a turn-off for you? >> i think -- >> you said there were no turn-offs with you with a woman? >> yeah. >> only with a way better accent. >> seriously, i think, yeah, the lady look straight in the eyes of a man, here he comes. >> i'm falling in love with him right now. seriously. >> i already have a william, and i'm going to leave her for him. >> thank you.
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strip. it's a place called runyon canyon. it's a 160 acre park, and people like to walk around in it. >> sara went for us. >> i spent half the day on horseback and half on my own two feet and did some work myself. it was nothing short of spectacular. ♪ >> when you think of l.a., you think of beaches and hollywood and we're sitting on a ranch right now. >> right in the middle of hollywood. yeah, this is not what you normally think would be up here. >> are you a legit cowboy? >> i've been accused of it before, yeah. >> can i call you cowboy from here on out? >> if it makes you feel more comfortable. >> it does. what are we doing today? i heard we're taking a ride. >> we're going to be getting on some of these lovely equine animals. we're going to be going out to griffith park, which is one of the largest state parks in the country. 4,000 acres up there. >> we'll see the hollywood sign? >> we will have one of the closest views of the hollywood sign. >> i stretched and warmed up. i heard this is going to be a really long hike.
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my body is ready. let's go. i got this. well, she can. yep. you can do this. what a short ride. we're here, you guys. look, it's the hollywood sign. it's much smaller than i thought. >> that's not the real hollywood sign. >> oh. >> welcome to hollywood, baby. ♪ i am just a cowboy ♪ ♪ a cowboy's life is the life for me ♪ >> everyone is fit in california, so it is time for me to get my workout. the horse did all the work in the hills. it's my turn, but i am not doing this alone. let's go get a furry friend. >> what are all these dogs doing here? sfoo well, all these dogs are homeless dogs. they're rescued from high kill shelters. >> this is my first time hiking in runyon canyon, and everybody tells me to do it with a dog no matter what. >> we call it a dog-panion. >> i'll take rusty.
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>> check out my cool dog. ♪ and they called it puppy love ♪ ♪ oh, i guess they'll never know ♪ >> now i've got to get some doggy food out. i made a promise. >> do you have a dog? these are adepartmentable. you look like you want a dog. i saw it in your eyes. it was like this. do you have a dog? do you want one? oh, okay. are you free tonight? sir. do you need a dog? excuse me. does this one need a sibling? these are adoptable dogs. >> hey, guys. wait for me. you look like you need a dog, sir. >> let's just -- rusty, come say hi. rusty doesn't have a home or a mommy. >> oh. >> yeah. >> you look like you want one, though. >> i have five kids. >> you are already good.
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you are practiced. >> give your sad face. doesn't have a home. >> i wasn't able to find you a home today. oh, possibly my own home. but we are going to do a call-out because you are clearly an l.a. dog. we are going to find you an l.a. home. if you are watching, please give rusty a home. >> and if you are in the l.a. area and you need to adopt a pet, pets without borders has tons of dogs. >> how sweet. >> thank you, sara. are you ready to stretch your stuff? >> we have lingerie for him and her. >> oh, how exciting. >> awe uh-huh. ♪ na na na na na ♪ i woke up to a new day ♪ every little thing gonna go my way ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese
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>> or you could put on a little something to satiate there are other kinds of appetite. >> lindsey has just what you need to unwrap on valentine's day. for guys and for girls. >> yes. thank you, guys. welcome to l.a. >> i love it. i love it. >> so you've got four hot looks for valentine's day, right? >> yes. >> first up is kind of a fun and flirty look. this is the essential neglige. >> we're taking to the bedroom today. >> hello. >> she's wearing the neglige that i think flatters most body types. this is from the toy. >> so cool. >> you can full on just wear the little -- >> yep. >> flatters your bust. we like that. shows a little leg without showing too much. and then -- >> what about david? >> comfy, cozy, easy black. >> yeah, this is very nice. it looks nice. if she feels comfortable, sexy, without showing too much zoosh
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affordable? >> $58. >> who cares? >> right? >> thank you, guys. >> thank you. >> the next look we have taylor. she's in a basic black bra and spiced it up, and she's with sam. >> i think this is a great way. she just -- we just matched the shorts to the bra. it's easy. it kind of gives that girl next door fantasy, and she's wearing pj salvage shorts, and her bra is calvin klein, $30 bra, and then our guy is wearing classic pajama pants from michael kors. >> a brave girl today. >> you look great. you look great. thanks, taylor. thank you, sam. >> very good, you guys. >> let's get some red hot -- >> you have taylor. >> yes, so taylor is wearing a sexier version of the classic pajama. she has $148 for the set, and you can find them at nordstrom's, and we pop the button and show a little cleavage. >> hello. >> you can cover up, or just let the girls out a little bit, which is what we did.
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>> what kind of a bra does she have on? >> a demi-lace bra with a little jewel. show the jewel off. then we have polo boxers. >> those are comfy. >> yeah. ralph lauren. >> all right. >> those are adorable. great, you guys. >> thank you. >> satin is really sexy on your skin and thank you, guys. >> always. >> thank you. >> all right. let's bring out our last look. we have suzanne and stephan. come on up, kiddos. >> so susan is wearing -- this is easy. if you want to be a little covered up and maybe show off the bum and the legs. short little shorts by juicy. the top is $58, and the bottoms are $48. and our guy right here, steven, is wearing shorts by tipton. >> none of the guys have any body hair. >> no. >> is that what happens? >> they are very manicured. yes. they are very -- >> manscape issing totally in. >> yes. >> waxing? what happens here? >> he is like that.
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>> notice, he is not miked. >> where did you put it? >> thank you, guys. thank you. thanks so much. >> thank you very much. >> we're ready for valentine's day. >> yes, we are. >> thank you. >> what's coming up, hoda woman? >> why? >> we're doing a thing, and you're going to like it. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> sometimes you get wine -- >> we are going to test it out. nobody knows better than we do about our wine. here is the lovely gals. we have six budget-friendly california convenient vinos. >> susan and her sister molly.
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>> welcome to you two beautiful ladies. >> all afford, delicious wines. >> okay. >> let's get started. >> chardonnay. jack hammer. beautiful lime. tropical fruit on the note. let's just go if. forget the notes. >> is that a chardonnay? >> 100% chardonnay. great with fish tacos. bright and friendly. >> it's gorgeous. >> okay. next one is dancing coyote. this is from clarksburg. family has been making wine for five generations. this is a piano greejo. it's a black fish wine. >> breakfast. >> brunch wine. >> it is perfect with eggs. i have to say. >> delicious. >> delicious. >> okay. i love that. >> that is so good. that's a little aromatic. now we're getting really aromatic. really smell this. banyan.
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gerwertsminer. ates polarizing grape. >> it polarizes people. >> don't be scared of it. this is the perfect wine for indian food or thai food. >> it's sweet. >> with spicy food, and it will shine. >> it's a sweet wine. >> it's lower in acidity so it tastes sweet, and it's beautiful. >> that's very nice. >> kath lines up the glasses. >> she can't help it. >> ocd. >> what is this? >> this is husband india and millie. it's a cab. it's organic grapes. you feel good drinking it. organic grapes. this is a great picnic red. really romantic. it's not a heavy cab. >> not at all. there's no after taste or acidity. breakfast. >> breakfast. i can't believe -- by the way, i can't believe these are $15. >> $11.99 for this one. not kidding. >> next one is dexter lake.
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look at this label. it's super fun. >> thank you. >> anything with a mustache. >> pinot noir. >> petite blanc. >> well, it doesn't take itself too seriously, which is what we love about this wine. also, organic and sustainable grapes. >> is that important to you ladies? or do you give a rip? >> we drink so much, you better. >> when you drink like we do, we -- >> we've been there. line these babies up. there you go. >> the last one is called the pessimist. >> oh. this is paso robles. this is right off the coast. >> last summer. i was there for a music festival. the can tinas. >> sara, nice of you to join us. >> we think it's the best way to end a drinking segment is with a little party. ♪
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the economy to the current budget battle in congress, gun control. also, the latest nuclear test in north korea. >> daniel has the latest on what we can expect from the president's remarks. >> reporter: money will drive president obama during the state of the union tonight. white house abazaids say he'll continue a common theme. protecting the middle class. >> making the united states a magnet for job growth, preparing our workforce and making sure that if you work hard, you can earn a good living. >> reporter: commerce is facing another deadline. just over two weeks to reach a budget deal for face spending cuts. the president is continuing an old argument with a balanced approach. republicans want spending cuts. >> when you bring your budget to congress, let us know one thing. when is it balanced. ep


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